Thursday, September 17, 2009


  • Daddy sent me this link last night.
  • It's all about the negative side of vaccinations. If anyone has any opinions for or against vaccinations, please fill me in.
  • This site talks all about how there is no kids in the Amish community with Autism. Their thought is that Amish people do not get vaccinated. One argument against this reading could be that the Amish try to stay as natural as possible, and I've heard that Autism may be caused by chemicals and dyes.
  • I vaccinate my kids, but always in the back of my mind I'm thinking (what's really in this shot?)
  • I'd hate my kids getting something really bad like Polio, that my mom had. It's a life time problem.
  • It reminds me of the Private Practice episode, where the lady wouldn't vaccinate her kids. One kid had the measles and she had another with autism. She was sure her kid was autistic due to a vaccination. The doctor didn't want her other kids to get the deadly measles.
  • Both of my kids got their major illnesses a week after their immunizations. Mica had his staph infection at 7 months and Isaak had meningitis at 2 months. It really put doubt in my head. But Mica did have an ear infection at the time of his staph infection in his neck (both on the same side). With the meningitis, Isaak could of gotten it from his binki, or many places. I even had the doubt of me passing them illnesses through breast feeding. I thought maybe I was a carrier of awful things.
  • I'll always be stumped on their illnesses, autism and vaccinations. Is there a link or am I just paranoid?


robyn fabsits said...

I'm lucky that Violet's never had a reaction to shots. I put my trust in her doctor, who we love. I feel better knowing Violet won't catch anything from kids who aren't immunized. Those are life threatening/altering diseases. I also don't understand how kids who aren't immunized can enroll in school? Or are they homeschooled?

An Apel a Day said...

I wondered about the school thing as well. Mica's only in preschool and all his shots have to be up to date.

My kids are fully up to date on their shots. So far they have both gotten flu shots every year as well. I probably won't have them get the H1N1 shot though.

I've always questioned what's in the shots though. I just hope I'm doing the right thing.

My kids did get 2 major illnesses, but I'd say compared to other kids on a day to day basis they are pretty healthy kids.

glorious.girl said...

Just so you know, most Amish people do vaccinate their children:

I know there are a lot of people who are worried about what is in the vaccinations and I don't know much about the issue, but I do know that without them, we would have many more terrible diseases and our health care would cost much, much more than it already does. I'm sure your mom has a lot of great perspective and information on the issue.


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